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4 people injured when boat explodes at Detroit’s Riverside Marina

4 people suffered burns to hands, feet

Four people were injured in a boat explosion in Detroit on Sept. 24, 2020.
Four people were injured in a boat explosion in Detroit on Sept. 24, 2020. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Four people are hospitalized after a boat exploded Thursday on Detroit’s east side.

The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. at a Marathon fuel pump at the Riverside Marina while the boaters were refueling.

At some point, the boat caught fire before it exploded. Two men and two woman were onboard and were rushed to the hospital.

The four people have burns to their legs and feet.


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